Our Wildlife Exclusion Service
Once Armadillo Wildlife Services has successfully removed the pests from your home, office, or property, it is necessary to perform exclusion repairs. Exclusion efforts are designed to ensure that once the animals are gone, their re-entry into the structure is blocked. Wildlife can be very persistent, and therefore, it is critical that all entry points are addressed. Otherwise, returning animals can cause thousands of dollars of additional damage to your property. Armadillo Wildlife exclusion repairs will protect the investment you made in pest removal.
We will repair, seal, and secure all entry points on the exterior structure of your home or office to prevent future wildlife problems. We guarantee our quality repairs and offer optimum results. These repairs will not only keep out wildlife but are also professional-grade repairs that will last. Our exclusion solutions will maintain the pleasing aesthetics of your home while effectively doing their job.
While you can call a contractor or handyman to seal up these areas, you will enjoy a distinct advantage by utilizing Armadillo Wildlife to do so. For over 20 years, we have been trapping, removing, and excluding wildlife. No one knows their habits, their burrowing abilities, and their preferences in getting into homes more than we do. We understand the animals' behavior and capabilities. We can design exclusion techniques which offer a much better chance of ensuring that these animals cannot break through any constructed barriers.
As a standard part of our wildlife removal process, we perform an inspection to identify all breaches, vulnerabilities, and possible entry points for all types of wildlife – whether mammals, rodents, or birds. But there is no need to wait until you have a pest control issue. One of the smartest things you can do as a Fort Wayne homeowner is to proactively inspect your home before the animals even make their way into the structure.
Proactive inspection and exclusion may prevent the damage which these nuisance pests can cause from even occurring. You can avoid situations such as damaged roofing, contaminated insulation, disease-ridden droppings in your attic, and chewed electrical wires. By sealing off your home before an animal even enters, you can protect your family from airborne pathogens, which can cause sickness even an electrical house fire. Closing all entry points via exclusion repairs will give you the peace of mind you deserve. You can rest easy in the knowledge that your family and your property are safe from nuisance wildlife. Just remember, if exclusion repairs are not explicitly performed to keep animals out, your home is not truly protected.
How They Get In
Every nook, cranny, and gap which is not sealed off will give a nuisance pest the opportunity they need to intrude on your living space. You must call in wildlife control professionals to make sure these areas are appropriately remediated.
Soffits and Eaves
If the wood around these areas is rotted, soft, or already has some gaps, nuisance pests will exploit the area to gain entry. Birds, rats, raccoons, squirrels, and bats are known to enter homes through these areas. They are more than happy to work on a small hole until it is large enough for entry. We will reinforce and strengthen all damaged areas and seal and holes and gaps. If the wood is irreparably deteriorated or damaged, we will replace it. Exhaust holes under the eaves may have been built in for ventilation, but offer a natural access point. We will check the roofing materials themselves for any vulnerabilities which could give a pest a starting point for their intrusion efforts.
Mice and rats are most commonly known to find their way into pipes to make their way to a safe and dry area of your home. Any pipeline which runs from the outside directly into your home will be covered, as rodents are often looking for protected places to make their homes and nests.
Vents and Chimneys
Vents on your roof and the exterior of your home are perfect entryways for many intrusive pests, especially birds, bats, and rats. Areas around vents will be sealed, and vent openings covered. Chimneys offer irresistible access to raccoons, rats, birds, and bats, and will be adequately blocked against entry.
Burrowing animals such as ground hogs, skunks, and rats will dig along your foundation and widen cracks or holes which they find. Even if they do not find their way into the main home, their digging can result in soil displacement. This removal of supporting soil can cause further foundation cracking and damage, as well as damage to decks or patio structures. We will identify and fill in burrows and tunnels.
Lawn and Water Features
Property damage can be just as expensive to fix. Keeping your yard free of groundhogs and moles – and your ponds free of muskrats - is also an important endeavor. While exclusion efforts are different in these circumstances, they are essential to keep your family safe and your landscape pest-free. We will collapse tunnels, fill burrows, and level the homes of these intrusive animals. These actions will ensure they don't have a convenient reason to return.
How you Can Help
While professionals should undertake exclusion repairs, there are a few things homeowners can do to keep animals at a distance. For instance, you should keep your lawn mowed and your vegetation trimmed, as many pests enjoy the coverage of overgrown areas. Keep bushes and plants at least 18 inches from your foundation, to expose any burrowing activity. Don't keep pet food outside, as it will most definitely attract raccoons, opossums, and rats. Keep bird feeders away from the walls of the home, and enclose garbage in tightly locked containers.
In general, exclusion encompasses two efforts. First, the homeowner should make sure that nothing is enticing animals to come close to the home. Armadillo Wildlife will then block and seal off all possible entries and secure your home. We have been providing wildlife exclusion services for over 20 years. We understand how animals think. And we put wildlife back where they belong. Call us today.
Armadillo Wildlife is proud to serve the Fort Wayne community, as well as Warsaw, Auburn, Angola, Syracuse, and surrounding areas.